Pros: Bought cheap at $25.00 new just a little over a year ago
Cons: print head failures are notorious. C.S. did replace it but it's bad again. Uses way too much ink and replacements are costlier than most. Paper jams alot and loses connection often. It's more of a hassle and too much money to maintain.
Summary: The only shining star with this printer is that when it does print, it is very crisp and accurate. I primarily used this printer for printing out documents for work, such as counseling statements and reports, and I routinely got compliments on how nice print quality was. This printer makes magic on bright white heavy stock Epson paper. Odd thing for Infantrymen to notice, but hey, it prints beautifully. That is the only reason why this machine does not get one star.
I have a love/hate relationship with this Lexmark S605 printer
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought the Lexmark Interact S605 All-in-One Color Inkjet Wireless Printer a few months ago mostly for the wireless capability. Our old printer was linked into our desktop computer but we also have 2 laptops so I was tired of having to take multiple steps to email what I wanted to print and then going upstairs to the desktop computer to print them out. Very annoying.
Defective printer, less than 1 month old; BAD Customer Service
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Disgusted is what I am. Bought this model on 19 June 2011, and the printer head stopped working, after fairly light home usage, on 7 July 2011. During a long, difficult call to Customer Service (difficult because reps English was so heavily accented that I had repeated trouble understanding him), Customer Service told me that a "manufacturing defect" was clearly the problem and that I would be sent a replacement immediately - to arrive no later than 12 July.
Summary: When my HP printer finally gave out I bought this printer new. Printhead did not work right out of the box and had to get a replacement after being on the phone with Lexmark for over an hour so had to wait a few days to use my "new" printer. Wireless is selective if it wants to work so I hardwired it. Now at least once a week it tells me NO COMMUNICATION so I have to restart everything when in the middle of trying to print. Cartridges are a JOKE!
Ink $2000 per litre per colour-beware before you buy this model
10 May 2012
Summary: Im my view, this company should be charged under anti-competitive practices laws. Beware of high discounts on the printer, a couple of sets of cartridges can cost the same as the discounted printer. I would not be at all surprised to find this being sold at a loss by Lexmark. Get them hooked, then you can extort monies out the customer by dubious practices of disabling cartridges based on perceived/actual usage rather than actual ink remaining.
Print head is extremely unreliable, drinks ink without printing
22 January 2012
Summary: No doubt, the print head for this model is flawed. I've replaced two on my S605 and the last one just failed (prompting me to write this review). I've printed less than 200 pages with this printer and a few photos, yet three print heads have failed. Every time a print head fails I try to deep clean the head which simply wastes the ripoff ink. Lexmark, you seriously failed on this one, thanks for that.
Summary: Easy to set up, nice touch-screen front panel, no problems with connectivity, love the duplexing and the Wi-Fi functioning. BUT this thing goes through ink like nobody's business. I printed MAYYYbe 60 pages of text and PowerPoint handouts before it started telling me the black ink was low, and the ink cartridges are considerably more expensive than the ones my last printer used (an Epson).